Monday, March 21, 2011

The Power of M&Ms

This weekend we decided to get serious about potty-training Olsen. We put him in fun underwear and set the timer to put him on his little potty. He needed an M&M to sit on the potty and would get three more for peeing. He has actually done really well! On Saturday, he had two accidents and told us right away about it. On Sunday and today, he has had no accidents! Sometimes, he doesn't want to sit on the potty, but M&Ms are too hard to resist. He still hasn't pooped in the potty, because he always seems to do that right after he wakes up from sleeping and is still wearing his diaper, so I'm not sure how to go about that. I have been trying to space out the interval of getting him on the potty, and I'm hoping that soon, he'll be able to tell me when he has to go instead of us putting him on the potty. But we've had a lot of progress these last two days!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Olsen finds out he's going to have a little sister

Olsen finds out he's going to have a little sister
Originally uploaded by Aggiewelshes

We got the idea from watching America's Funniest Videos; there was a video of parents telling their 2 kids about having another baby. The boy (probably about 6 or 7?) at first didn't believe it and we thought, this isn't very funny for this show. Then he starts breaking down in tears about this new baby. After a little bit his slightly older sister starts bawling as well. It was hilarious. I thought it would be funny to tell Olsen, on video, about his future little sister. The video was pretty funny; check it out!

Click on the video, or video link, to see the description in Flickr (or I guess I can post it here):
Olsen at first has a little chat about having a little sister. He compares Calliou having a sister named Rosie. (Calliou is a tv show he loves to watch about a 4 year old boy and his adventures. He has a 2 year old sister named Rosie). Then Olsen realizes that he would much rather have a brother and gets a little sad.

Here is Calliou and Rosie: 

(posted by Adrian)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Potty Training Attempt #486

Two days after his initial successful potty adventure, he had another successful one!  Then it was daily fighting to try and get him to sit on his potty seat.  It was pretty frustrating and seemingly hopeless, but finally, tonight, he peed again in his potty seat!  So maybe there's a slight bit of progress here.  This weekend we might try potty training boot camp and see what happens.